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Registered End-of-Life Doula

Completed the Douglas College End-of-Life course and registered member of

the End Of Life Doula Association of Canada.

 
Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed with the BC College of Nursing Professionals. Worked in Long Term Care and Home and Community Care serving palliative clients in addition to the chronically ill and performing wound care.

 
 
Palliative Massage Certificate

Selkirk College Extensive Palliative Massage training with Christine Sutherland, RMT in Nelson, BC. 

Social/Psycho Care of the Dying and Bereaved Certificate
Presented by Victoria Hospice covering topics including:
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to issues around death, dying and bereavement. To understand and appreciate the diversity in people's experience of quality of life, illness, dying and bereavement.

  • To address self-care, team, spiritual and cultural considerations for patients, families, communities and health care professionals.

  • To create a better understanding of the complexity to end of life care including individual, family and system factor

 
Palliative Care: Medical Intensive Course Certificate

Presented by Victoria Hospice:

  • Respecting the diversity of people’s experiences at the end of life and apply a variety of approaches to end of life care.

  • Keeping in mind the complexity of psychosocial care including spiritual, cultural and family considerations and impacts on team and self while performing tasks within nursing scope of practice.

Health Care Aide/Nursing Assistant

My health career actually started when I was 16 in the summer where I was a healthcare aide at a Group Home in Maple Bay, BC. I then worked many years as a nursing assistant before beginning my career as an LPN.